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Six more suspects arrested in county drug busts

In two different areas of the county, six more suspects were arrested on Wednesday on drug-related charges.

 

Assisting the Laurens Police Department, deputies with the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office responded to 3292 Warrior Creek Church Road in Gray Court. Illegal narcotics were found inside the residence and a total of five individuals were picked up on charges.

 

Suspects include 25-year-old Ashley Smith of Gray Court, 33-year-old Michelle Taylor of Gray Court, 21-year-old Michael Sparks of Laurens, 39-year-old Roy Gaddy, Jr. of Laurens, and 19-year-old Farrah Murphy of Clinton.

 

All five were charged with simple possession of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine.

 

The same day, reports of suspicious activity lead officers to check out an apartment on North Adair Street in Clinton. Officials did discover an active meth lab.

 

Since the lab was being used at the time, the LCSO’s Methamphetamine Lab Tech members removed the hazardous materials from the interior of this residence. SLED officials were also called in to dispose of the dangerous items.

 

At the scene, 46-year-old Samuel Dickert was taken into custody. He was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful disposal of methamphetamine waste, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and simple possession of marijuana.

 

(Photo courtesy of LCSO)

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